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Alexandria for K-12 Schools


  1. Advantages for Librarians
  2. Patron Perks
  3. I.T. At Ease

Advantages for Librarians

When You Need Help

When You Need HelpWith Alexandria, answers are always close at hand. Talk to somebody from support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, email our Technical Support Department directly from the program, or access our Online Help with a single click. 800.347.6439

MARC Records

When You Need HelpTitle Assistant makes it easy for you to locate and obtain complete, rich, and up-to-standard MARC records by searching across hundreds of Z39.50 servers, or by specifying your own favorite sources.

Whether you are a beginner or an expert at MARC cataloging, Alexandria’s item management interface allows you to easily aquire MARC records.

Enriching Your Collection

Alexandria's free Cover Art utility brings your collection to life by displaying book jackets for items in your collection.

With Sneak Peek, you can enhance your collection’s content including summaries, awards, reviews, and cover art.

Partnered with NoveList, Alexandria provides a fully-integrated reader-advisory service using NoveList Select.

Powerful Tools to Maximize Your Time

When You Need HelpPerform a comprehensive analysis of your collection with Alexandria’s powerful Super Summary reports.

Alexandria contains thousands of customizable report combinations. Customizing and filtering from lists, labels, statistics, status, and usage reports in multiple and various formats ensures you will find the exact report you are looking for. Schedule your favorite reports to run automatically.

Keep an accurate count of your textbooks utilizing Textbook Tracker connectivity. Learn More...

Efficiently Manage Your Patrons

When You Need HelpAlexandria can automatically email overdue, hold fulfillment, and item renewal notices.

Schedule and automate imports and updates of centralized SIS patron data using Alexandria’s built-in SIF utilities. Alexandria also cooperates with other third party vendors that intermediate SIS file transfers. Learn More...

Customize policies to help manage your library and create in-depth patron reports.

Circulate—From Anywhere!

When You Need HelpBecome a mobile Librarian! Circulate anywhere with Alexandria. Available on iOS or Android, with a portable bluetooth barcode reader small enough to wear around your neck, you’re free to roam around the library!

Self-service kiosks allow patrons to perform their own bookdrop and checkout transactions, freeing librarians to take care of other library responsibilities.

Patron Perks

eBooks and Your Library

When You Need Help
Incorporate eBooks seamlessly into your collection! Alexandria proudly partners with reputable publishers and distributers of eBooks, such as:

Mackin VIA
Baker & Taylor (Axis 360)
Capstone Interactive (PebbleGo) additional access to content from many other eBook vendors.

Searching Capabilities

Searching in Alexandria can be as simple or advanced as you want!
 Try web researching capabilities out for yourself!

Alexandria Scout is a super simple search interface, conceptualized to stand out—both visually and functionally. Scout’s “smart search” brings back the most relevant results first. Scout removes complexity from the search, so it is fast and easy for anyone to use—from master librarian to kindergartner.

When You Need HelpAlexandria Explore adds a fun and attractive iconic interface to
your Researcher. Select from hundreds of default icons, or create your own. 

Researcher is Alexandria's default search interface; intuitive enough for younger patrons, yet powerful enough for everyone.This interface also allows you to search your collection using the advanced Boolean modifiers ( And, Or, And Not, and Through ).

Offer Your Patrons the Best Tools

Your patrons are important and utilizing many of the powerful reading tools within Alexandria maximizes their time in your library.

Alexandria integrates powerful utilities for programs like Lexile Measurements and supports study programs such as Accelerated Reader, Reading Counts, and Fountas & Pinnell.

When You Need HelpPatrons have the ability to add their own item reviews, create book lists, renew books, and place holds and reservations.

With K12 industry leading partners such as NoveList, syndetics, Mackin VIA, TABvue, Baker & Taylor, Capstone Interactive, Soundzabound, OverDrive, and netTrekker, Alexandria offers unlimited learning resources for your students.

Patrons are able to interact seamlessly in Safari or Chrome on iOS5+ or Android 4+.  A Researcher App for iOS is also available.

I.T. At Ease

Powerful I.T. Staff Tools

Alexandria has an easy one-step installation, updates and backups. Choose between a web-based or standard client interface.

Alexandria is LDAP-capable for account and personal information protection. Maintain user credentials directly within Alexandria or manage them on a central LDAP server.

Schedule and automate imports and updates of centralized SIS patron data using Alexandria’s built-in tools or SIF capabilities. Alexandria also cooperates with other third-party vendors that intermediate SIS file transfers. Learn More...

Alexandria Hosted Solution: Be in the Cloud!

Save precious resources and time by having COMPanion house and install your Alexandria server software, back up your data, and handle updates and upgrades.
When You Need Help

• Free your I.T. Staff to work on other projects.
• Eliminate the major expense of purchasing and maintaining a library server.
• Have peace of mind knowing there are daily data archives
• Update hassle-free — Alexandria's updates and upgrades are handled by COMPanion's expert technicians

Experience the wonderful reliability and performance of Alexandria in the Cloud!
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Alexandria Controller

When You Need HelpKeep all your databases independent, but on one central server. Alexandria Controller / MDS (Multi-Data Station) functions with each library having its own separate database; however, all databases are housed on one central server and managed by the “Alexandria Controller” application which updates and backs up all of the databases at once to one location. Learn More...

Central Union Catalog

When You Need HelpA Centralized Union Catalog holds different library collections in
a single data file housed on a central server. All updates,
upgrades, data backups, and other management procedures
are performed for the entire district at a centralized location. Learn More...

Distributed Union Catalog: WAN

When You Need HelpShare resources with other Alexandria libraries while maintaining autonomy. Distributed Union Catalog / WAN (Wide Area Network) gives librarians in a group of libraries the ability to share resources with other Alexandria libraries, yet still manage their own
collections and independently maintain control over policies, preferences, patrons, and cataloging. Data is housed on separate servers in each library, or at a “server farm” in a central location. Learn More...

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